Pestilently Pes"ti*lent*ly, adv. In a pestilent manner; mischievously; destructively. ``Above all measure pestilently noisome.'' --Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • pestilently — adverb see pestilent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pestilently — pestɪlÉ™ntlɪ adv. epidemically, like a plague; fatally, in a deadly manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pestilently — pes·ti·lent·ly …   English syllables

  • pestilently — adverb see pestilent …   Useful english dictionary

  • pestilent — pestilently, adv. /pes tl euhnt/, adj. 1. producing or tending to produce infectious or contagious, often epidemic, disease; pestilential. 2. destructive to life; deadly; poisonous. 3. injurious to peace, morals, etc.; pernicious. 4. troublesome …   Universalium

  • Pestilentially — Pes ti*len tial*ly, adv. Pestilently. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pestilent — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin pestilent , pestilens pestilential, from pestis Date: 14th century 1. destructive of life ; deadly 2. injuring or endangering society ; pernicious 3. causing displeasure or annoyance 4. infectious,… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pestilent — adjective 1》 deadly. 2》 informal, dated annoying. 3》 archaic harmful to morals or public order. Derivatives pestilently adverb Origin ME: from L. pestilens, pestilent unhealthy, destructive , from pestis plague …   English new terms dictionary

  • pestilent — /ˈpɛstələnt / (say pestuhluhnt) adjective 1. infectious, as a disease; pestilential. 2. producing or tending to produce infectious disease. 3. destructive to life; deadly; poisonous. 4. injurious to peace, morals, etc. 5. troublesome or annoying …   Australian English dictionary

  • pestilent — [pes′tə lənt] adj. [ME < L pestilens < pestis, plague] 1. likely to cause death; deadly 2. Rare contagious; pestilential 3. dangerous to the security and welfare of society; pernicious [the pestilent threat of war] 4. annoying; troublesome… …   English World dictionary

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